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You must try this Portuguese fish and shrimp rice recipe, it is healthy, rich and very tasty.
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Portuguese Fish and Shrimp Rice Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Fish and Shrimp Rice Recipe

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Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Mon, Sep 4, 2017
4 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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1/2 lb of shrimp in shell (heads removed but save them)2 fish loins (fish of your choice)½ of a green pepper, diced½ of a red pepper, diced1 medium onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 peeled tomatoes, cut in small piecesSalt and pepper (to taste)3 cups of water1 cup of riceOlive oil (to taste)1 bay leafParsley * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Place the heads of the shrimp in a saucepan with water, salt and bring to a boil over medium heat, let it boil for about 10 minutes, strain and put aside the cooking water (throw out the heads of the shrimp).
  2. In a saucepan, place the olive oil, chopped onion, garlic, the bay leaf and sauté.
  3. Add the peppers and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the peeled tomatoes and cook on a low heat for another 5 minutes.
  5. Over medium heat, add the water from the shrimp heads, bring to a boil and add the rice.
  6. After about 5 minutes, add the fish loins and 2 minutes later add the shrimp.
  7. Let it cook for a bit, when the rice is done, add the parsley and serve.


Recipe & Photo Credit: Anabela Silva, saborintenso.com
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Anne - 2 Months ago
This is really good. Doubled the recipe to serve 6. I also added a chopped jalapeno with seeds with the bell peppers. Be sure to sea salt the water well while boiling the tails with shells.

Thanks for the tip Anne. :)
2 Months ago (+0) (-0)

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